Family Networking

  • Hosts educational meetings and parent coffees
  • Publishes a local monthly newsletter
  • Hosts recreational activities for families
  • Provides scholarships for parents attending regional and national conferences regarding Down syndrome
  • Lil’ Stars Activities (4 times per year): provides social events especially for our member families with children ages 0-5 (ex. Playtime at the Ager Play Center)
  • Super Stars Activities (4 times per year): provides meaningful social events for school-aged children - focusing on fostering peer relationships for the individual with Down syndrome (ex. Movie Night at the Douglas Grand Theatre)

New Parent Support

  • Creates and distributes "Brand New Day" New Parent Packets for all Lincoln hospitals and doctors offices with an included fantastic resource book, plus a pending updated virtual copy for distribution across the state
  • Acts as a contact for Nebraska with the National Down Syndrome Society and the National Down Syndrome Congress
  • Coordinates networking of members and new families as requested
  • Works to link families who have children with Down syndrome across the state

Community Benefits

  • Hosts an annual Capital City Walk to fund raise and promote awareness.
  • Donates numerous books to the Lincoln City Libraries & the Lincoln Public Schools, which provide accurate and positive information regarding Down syndrome
  • Provides parent speakers to various classes and events held throughout Lincoln
  • Hosted the "Pillars of Inclusion" Educational Conference for Parents and Professionals on April 22, 2006
  • Helped sponsor the "Bedford Street" Academy Award nominated movie event in Lincoln on March 30, 2006 about an adult with a developmental disability
  • Co-sponsored the "Count Me In" Inclusion Workshop for Parents and Professionals on March 6, 2004 and again on May 14, 2005 at Children’s Hospital in Omaha
  • Worked with other Lincoln organizations to bring speaker/author Libby Kumin to Lincoln in March 2001 for a Parent & Professional Workshop
  • Provides a forum for educational speakers on issues regarding Down syndrome including Audiologists, Physical Therapists, Speech & Language Pathologists, Dieticians, and representatives from state governmental agencies
  • Donates to organizations providing benefits to individuals with Down syndrome

Down Syndrome Association for Families of Nebraska

 a 501(c) non-profit organization. Nebraska , 

P.O. Box 57362, 

Lincoln, NE 68505

Phone: (402) 421-1338  

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